2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony On A 3D TV: An Experience To Remember
The 2012 Olympics opening ceremony was one big grand event, even more so for those who watched it on a 3D TV. The entire episode was broadcast in 3D format by DirecTV on channel 103 and those who selected this viewing format was benefited not only with the extraordinary effects of the third viewing dimension but also the missing commentary which the commercial channels continuously irritates the viewers with.
It was only the stadium announcers that were adding their bit of audio to the entire telecast. Also, when it is about watching the event on a 3D TV, what is undeniable is that the show becomes even more mesmerizing the bigger the display is. Its like, the viewers are made part of the celebration itself when the display area becomes larger. The dance numbers looked especially grand in 3D.
DirecTV Channel is to be thanked for allowing usage of their bandwidth and the team of NBC and Panasonic for providing the infrastructure to shoot and relay the entire duration of 240 hours of event. Sales of 3D sets were expected to take a big jump given such a momentous event being broadcast in 3D format. TV makers and broadcasters however have not paid much attention to promote this technology and its usage in the Olympics opening ceremony broadcast, thereby losing out on a good opportunity to promote the technology. There were some 3D capable TV set owners who were not even aware that the event was being broadcast in 3D. The absence of any form of hype to showcase this new technology with the Olympic event as a platform can only be concluded as bad thinking and planning on the part of the decision makers.
One must try and see the recorded broadcast of the event in 3D if such be possible. This should not be the end but the beginning of 3D broadcast as the technology has a lot to offer.